Buoyed by several sports leagues punishing the State of North Carolina over its bathroom bill, the National Football League now warns that it will boycott the State of Texas, blocking future Super Bowl games, if Texas enacts a similar law.
The Lone Star State has been mulling a law mandating that people can only use bathrooms and changing facilities that match up with their birth gender and barring transgender people from choosing whichever bathroom they feel like using at any given time.
“Legislation to protect women’s privacy and business is essential to assure that sexual predators … will not be able to freely enter women’s restrooms, locker rooms or showers,”Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said in a statement.
But now the NFL is warning Texas against enacting such a law…. [read more]
lhwm opinion: We are located in Texas and as someone who lives here, we personally do not want this bill to placed as a law. We particular do not want to go somewhere and be concerned about people lying to use the restroom for their gain and cause someone to be hurt. We hope NFL sticks to their word if Texas does initiate such a law. Believer’s we need prayers that this does not happen. We pray for our enemies, but we need to speak up and not shy away at a time like this. Pray!
Psalm 140 Good News Translation (GNT)
A Prayer for Protection
1 Save me, Lord, from evildoers; keep me safe from violent people. 2 They are always plotting evil, always stirring up quarrels. 3 Their tongues are like deadly snakes; their words are like a cobra’s poison. 4 Protect me, Lord, from the power of the wicked; keep me safe from violent people who plot my downfall. 5 The proud have set a trap for me; they have laid their snares, and along the path they have set traps to catch me. 6 I say to the Lord, “You are my God.” Hear my cry for help, Lord! 7 My Sovereign Lord, my strong defender, you have protected me in battle. 8 Lord, don’t give the wicked what they want; don’t let their plots succeed. 9 Don’t let my enemies be victorious; make their threats against me fall back on them. 10 May red-hot coals fall on them; may they be thrown into a pit and never get out. 11 May those who accuse others falsely not succeed; may evil overtake violent people and destroy them. 12 Lord, I know that you defend the cause of the poor and the rights of the needy. 13 The righteous will praise you indeed; they will live in your presence.
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